World's Mangrove Forests At Risk, UN Experts Say

September 29, 2014 4:50 PM

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.N. experts are warning that the world's mangrove forests are being destroyed at a more rapid rate than other forest ecosystems because of land conversion, development and pollution.

A U.N. Environment Program report presented Monday said mangroves are disappearing three to five times faster than other forests. It said by 2050, southeast Asia could potentially lose 35 percent of the mangroves it had in 2000.

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